Hinduism in Modern Indonesia: Between Local, National, and Global Interests

Synopsis

This book provides new data and perspectives on the development of 'world religion' in post-colonial societies through an analysis of the development of 'Hinduism' in various parts of Indonesia from the early twentieth century to the present. This development has been largely driven by the religious and cultural policy of the Indonesian central government, although the process began during the colonial period as an indigenous response to the introduction of modernity.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Martin Ramstedt
  • Herman De Tollenaere
  • Iem Brown
  • Michel Picard
  • Ngurah Nala
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003